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Posted: 27/12/2014 at 18:31

Nut, we were at Market Deeping last night when the snow was so bad - that's not far from you as the crow flies is it?

Edd - the phone was already dieing - I'd phoned round the rellies before we went away warning them that it was playing up - I think the phone leapt into the sink of it's own volition - it couldn't bear being an almost dead phone any more - we've done the box of rice in the airing cupboard thing but - it has had enough


Posted: 27/12/2014 at 16:26

4 inches in South Lincs last night - no gritters or snowploughs to be seen anywhere. 

Son in Suffolk Coastal says all their gritters had been out by 6pm yesterday and the snowploughs were on standby - they didn't have a single snowflake LOL


Posted: 27/12/2014 at 16:20

Hello folks!    Glad to see everyone's had a lovely Christmas!  

We're home a day early as MIL had heavy snow last night - we were out visiting friends about 8 miles away, and only just got home in the blizzard conditions.  This morning niece was out building snowmen and great fun was had but we thought we'd better make tracks (geddit? ) in case things got worse rather than better, so packed our bags and set off for home, only to find that 6 miles from MIL there'd been no snow at all.  

We went past the turning to Nut's village, and t didn't look as if they'd had any, and that's only a couple of villages away from MIL!!! 

And did anyone watching the lunchtime news see someone being interviewed from the Peak District Rescue Team (or whatever it was called)  - their name was Ed.  It wasn't our Edd was it? 

Anyway, we're home safe and sound - we called in at a farm shop and picked up a free range chicken for tomorrow and OH has unpacked the car and I've turned the heating on and the fire is blazing and the house is warming up.

One mini crisis was that my mobile died on Christmas Day - it had been playing up and then immersing it (accidentally) in water just about finished it off.    So anyone who has my mobile number, there's no point in using it at the moment!  Hopefully I'll be able to get a new one which will take the  old SIM card



Posted: 24/12/2014 at 14:59
GemmaJF wrote (see)......So that's it, have a good 'un everyone and see you in a few days  I shall have far too much alcohol in the system to be posting for the next day or so. 

Very wise Gemma - very wise - I wish everyone was as wise as you

Right, we're off - see you in a few days' time - have a lovely Christmas everyone


Posted: 24/12/2014 at 14:38

Oooh, one of those round toffees please Fg

What is this?

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 14:37

My parents had an ornamental passion fruit which had orange fruits like those - mother said that her friend said they were edible and she (the friend) made jam from them, but that they were pretty tasteless and mother didn't recommend eating them. 


greenhouse in winter

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 14:16

I agree with Lyn, put them in a sheltered corner outside - they don't need any protection, in fact they do much better without it.  Even if it snows they'll be fine

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 13:06

Hope you have a peaceful and restful Christmas Matty ((hugs))


Posted: 24/12/2014 at 12:57

Re Christmas Smilies - sadly Daniel told us that altbough he'd used all the persuasive charms available to him, he's been told that none of the forums supported by the Tech Team are getting Christmas Smilies this year - not even the Radio Times   The Tech Team are up to their eyes in 'stuff' and I suppose that we'd rather they get on with ironing out the blips - we can manage without the fripperies - we can just all smile at each other


I got lucky last night...

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 12:40

I didn't Alan - I just suffered with the heat! OH says it was like sleeping with a windmill!

I'm leaving my little greenhouse opened up for the next couple of days - if it gets really cold would you mind popping over and closing it up and bubble wrapping it - you could fleece the fig while you're at it ... if you don't mind

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